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History of the Korean War

The Korean War was the first war in history in which troops of a world organization - the United Nations - acted as "police" to fight an aggressor nation. The war began on June 25, 1950, (Korean time) when troops of Communist-ruled North Korea attacked South Korea in an effort to unify the country by force. The U.N. charter, signed by the major nations of the world in 1945, had outlawed all such aggression.


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